Carrying a satellite phone without permission is strictly prohibited in India.
There is a clear rule in India which bans the use of satellite phones and even if foreigners coming in with valid documents permitting them to carry such phones, the Indian authorities reserve the right to deny them such permissions. When persons with satellite phones land in India, the mandate is that the phone is first seized by the customs. Only after they obtain a licence from the department of telecommunications, can they clan claim their phones back. (source: Rediff)
Government permission is required before clicking photographs of any of the following:
If you are traveling to India, you must be aware, before hand, of the items which you must NOT carry with you when you land at any port (Air or Sea) in India. There have been many instances where people who carried these items to India even by mistake got into trouble with Indian authorities.
The items include: